MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,015 this week

Sliver (1993)

 -  Romance | Thriller  -  21 May 1993 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 18,777 users  
Reviews: 68 user | 36 critic

Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sliver (1993)

Sliver (1993) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sliver.
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A woman is accused of killing a man to inherit his millions by having sex with him.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna
Bitter Moon (1992)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman, and that night Nigel meets her while dancing alone in the ship's ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner
Action | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino
China Moon (1994)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an... See full summary »

Director: John Bailey
Stars: Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Charles Dance
Duplicity (2009)
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza
The Juror (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When Annie Laird is selected as a juror in a big Mafia trial, she is forced by someone known as "The Teacher" to persuade the other jurors to vote "not guilty". He threatens to kill her son... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Unfaithful (2002)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married (to a gangster). She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him. To avoid... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.

Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Samantha Moore
...
Alex Parsons
...
Lt. Victoria Hendrix
...
Evelyn McEvoy
Keene Curtis ...
Gus Hale
...
Peter Farrell
...
Jackie Kinsella
Tony Peck ...
Martin Kinsella
...
Doorman #1
Melvyn Kinder ...
Dr. Palme (as Dr. Melvyn Kinder)
Edit

Storyline

Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You like to watch...don't you?

Genres:

Romance | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sliver  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£2,823,239 (UK) (15 October 1993)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During filming, a crew was sent to Hawaii to film an active volcano for the opening credits. During the flyover, the volcano erupted, and the helicopter carrying the crew crashed. No one was killed, but all film was lost. The opening credit scene is referenced in the film by the crystal volcano in Zeke's Room. See more »

Goofs

Polly Walker's digital answering machine makes sounds of a tape transport machine as it intercepts a message. See more »

Quotes

Carly Norris: You've been spending too much time with your vibrator.
Judy Marks: I certainly have - I've been getting a plastic yeast infection!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Knights of Prosperity: Operation: Seduce Simone (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Help Falling in Love
by George David Weiss (as George Weiss), Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
Performed by UB40
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Shallow pulpy romance/suspense/mystery
3 November 2006 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Decent acting doesn't salvage this poorly scripted, over-sexed, story of a 30-something woman (Stone) who seems to make all of the worse possible choices in places to live and boyfriends. "Sliver" is the beautiful but apparently haunted (or at least dangerous) apartment building she moves into on the rebound from a lengthy failed relationship. Vulnerable, Stone is almost immediately courted by her new neighbors - Berenger and Baldwin. Inexplicably, she doesn't even consider moving when she learns that several unresolved murders, suicides or accidental deaths have occurred in the building, including the former occupant of her own room who looked just like her. Both of her suitors are creepy and seem about as trustworthy as politicians, and it appears likely that at least one of them has committed some terrible crimes.

This film must have made a better grade b mystery/suspense novel than a movie. Not having read the book, I can only guess based on my experience with the pulp mystery genre that the film follows its plot closely. All of the main characters seem to be either sex addicts, perverts or impotent men, and this provides an opening for too many boring and unnecessary sex scenes. I suppose these were meant to fill in the gaps left by the vacuous plot and the uninspired script.

In terms of mystery, Sliver's central plot succeeds, as it does (somewhat but not completely) keep you guessing right up to the end. However, the plot would have made a much better 30 minute or hour-long episode of a TV detective show (minus the sex). Sliver is overloaded with baggage and filler - too many sex scenes, a little too much character development (especially considering how shallow, irrational and absurd most of the characters are) and not enough psychological realism.

Overall, I found the film slightly entertaining, but a little difficult to get all the way through.


13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TRUTH OR RUMOR ginlover92545
Why is it called SLIVER?!?!? abbadab99
Better Than 'Basic Instinct'? DexNoble
is the dvd going to be widescreen?? guitarplanetuk
confused about one thing mel_nz85
NO DOUBT I'M IN THE MINORITY BUT... Edwardslcn
Discuss Sliver (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?